ရှာလို့ရသောရလဒ်များ

80 items
  1. Stephen Harper repeating same old mistakes with tougher pot laws, global group says

    01 မတ်လ 2012
    Other news

    The Global Commission on Drug Policy says it’s “very weird” that Canada is taking a tougher line on marijuana when governments across the globe are reconsidering the war on drugs. In an open letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the commission calls on Canada to stop pursuing the “destructive, expensive and ineffective” prohibition of pot. Louise Arbour, a former Supreme Court of Canada judge, former Brazilian president Fernando Cardoso, former Swiss president Ruth Dreifuss and Virgin Group founder Richard Branson are among the signatories to the letter that warns Canada is repeating “the same grave mistakes as other countries.”

  2. Counter-terrorism, ‘policy laundering’ and the FATF

    • Ben Hayes
    01 မတ်လ 2012
    Report

    A lack of democratic control, oversight and accountability of the FATF has allowed for regulations that circumvent concerns about human rights, proportionality and effectiveness.

  3. Springs of Hope: Defending, Reclaiming and Redefining Public Water

    Mary Ann B. Manahan, Focus on the Global South
    01 မတ်လ 2012
    Article

    For the last decade, the water justice movements from around the world have been struggling against the privatization and commercialization of water. But the big challenge for the movements is always to be one step ahead of the privateers. 

  4. Could Irish Referendum on EU Fiscal Treaty challenge 'permanent austerity'?

    01 မတ်လ 2012
    Article

    In brief video interviews, European activist scholars expose how the EU Fiscal Treaty is undermining democracy, and share their hope that the Irish referendum will open up debate on citizens' alternatives to the EU programme of 'permanent austerity'.

  5. Spanish town of Rasquera leases land for marijuana plantation

    01 မတ်လ 2012
    Other news

    A tiny Spanish country town believes it has found a way to make unemployment, debt and economic crisis disappear in a puff of smoke – by leasing out its land for marijuana plantations. The town hall of Rasquera in Catalonia on Wednesday voted to sign a €1.3m agreement with a cannabis association in nearby Barcelona to plant marijuana for its 5,000 members. Spain's cannabis clubs argue that if growing and possessing marijuana for personal consumption is legal, then there is nothing illegal about forming a club to that end.

  6. Dutch to ban sale of strong hashish cannabis

    01 မတ်လ 2012
    Other news

    The Netherlands moved to ban the sale of potent hashish cannabis eroding 40 years of liberal drug policy, over fears that the proceeds were flowing to organised crime gangs. A parliamentary proposal to prohibit the sale of hashish resin in the Netherlands' famous coffee shops had the backing of both parties in the Liberal-Christian Democrat coalition. The sale of marijuana, the dried bud and leaves of the cannabis plant, will not be affected.

  7. Let the qat out of the ban

    01 မတ်လ 2012
    Other news

    Over half of EU countries, as well as the United States and Canada, ban the stimulant qat, a sort of mild amphetamine. But attempts to do so in Britain, most recently in 2005, left experts unconvinced that the stuff was so harmful to mind, body or society that dealing in it should be made a crime. Thinking may now be changing. Is banning qat the right move? Probably not. It has not broken into the mainstream.

  8. Whither a Progressive Pot Policy?

    Neil Boyd
    01 မတ်လ 2012
    Other news

    Cannabis has been taking centre stage in recent weeks. Former attorneys-general and Vancouver mayors in British Columbia have called for regulation and taxation of the industry in an attempt to stop the violence of the illegal trade. At the same time, the Harper government continues to push for the passage of legislation that will mandate a six-month minimum term of imprisonment for anyone growing six plants or more.

  9. De Nederwietoorlog

    01 မတ်လ 2012
    Article

    De exportcijfers van nederwiet die de Taskforce Aanpak Georganiseerde Hennepteelt veelvuldig in de media bracht, zijn sterk overdreven. Dit blijkt uit een vertrouwelijk rapport van het Korps Landelijke Politie Diensten dat openbaar wordt gemaakt door KRO Reporter International. Het rapport maakt duidelijk dat de export van nederwiet een “bescheiden omvang” heeft. “Het grootste deel van de productie is bedoeld voor de binnenlandse markt”, aldus het KLPD. Donderdag debatteert de Tweede Kamer over het drugsbeleid.

  10. Thumbnail

    How international rules on countering terrorist-financing are undermining freedom of association

    02 မတ်လ 2012
    Press release

    How international rules on countering terrorist-financing are undermining freedom of association: an analysis of the impact of FATF ‘Special Recommendation VIII’ on non-profit organisations.

  11. Thumbnail

    Irish referendum crucial to challenge EU austerity treaty

    02 မတ်လ 2012
    Press release

    European researchers and activists in Brussels announce support for "No" vote in Irish referendum as critical to challenging EU programme of permanent austerity.

  12. Policing drug sales: Cleaning up the ’hood

    02 မတ်လ 2012
    Other news

    An approach known as drug-market intervention (DMI) was first used in High Point, North Carolina, in 2004 and since then has been tried in more than 30 cities and counties. It is the brainchild of David Kennedy, a criminologist at John Jay College in New York, who thinks that “the most troubled communities can survive the public-health and family issues that come with even the highest levels of addiction. They can’t survive the community impact that comes with overt drug markets”—by which he means markets that draw outsiders to the neighbourhood. Once these are entrenched, a range of problems follow: not just drug use and sales, but open prostitution, muggings, robberies, declining property values, and the loss of businesses and safe public spaces.

  13. VP Biden goes to Latin American amid drug debate

    02 မတ်လ 2012
    Other news

    Vice President Joe Biden heads to Latin America Sunday amid unprecedented pressure from political and business leaders to talk about something U.S. officials have no interest in debating: decriminalizing drugs. Presidents of Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, Colombia and Mexico, all grappling with the extremely violent fallout of a failing drug war, have said in recent weeks they'd like to open up the discussion of legalizing drugs. Argentina, Uruguay, Peru and Mexico already allow the use of small amounts of marijuana for personal consumption, while political leaders from Brazil and Colombia are discussing alternatives to locking up drug users.

  14. UN Report Enforces Orthodox Drug Strategy

    Geoffrey Ramsey
    05 မတ်လ 2012
    In the media

    In a joint press release with the Washington Office on Latin America, the Transnational Institute’s Martin Jelsma said that the INCB’s response to Bolivia is a “clear sign that the UN drug control regime is under strain,” and that the INCB “is in distress and no longer capable of responding to challenges in a rational manner.”

  15. Thumbnail

    Land, Seas and Territories to feed our Dignity and the Peoples of the World

    05 မတ်လ 2012
    Press release

    On 5 and 9 March press conferences will be held during the last round of the international negotiations on land at FAO: The mobilization of social organizations and Italian NGOs.

     
  16. “The Japanese population won’t accept it any longer”

    Satoko Kishimoto
    05 မတ်လ 2012

    On March 11, it’s exactly one year ago that North-Eastern Japan was hit by a major earthquake and a tsunami with giant 15 meter waves. One of the devastating consequences was a meltdown in the Fukushima nuclear power plant – the biggest nuclear disaster in 25 years. How is the situation today?

  17. INCB Attacks Bolivia on Coca Stance

    Phillip Smith
    05 မတ်လ 2012
    In the media

    In its 2011 Annual Report, the International Narcotics Control Board, which monitors the implementation of international drug control treaties, has attacked Bolivia over that country's effort to defend the traditional uses of the coca plant.

  18. Just say no

    05 မတ်လ 2012
    Other news

    Given the recent calls by several Latin American presidents for a debate on legalising drugs, would the United States show any flexibility in its stance on prohibition? “None,” was the answer of Joe Biden, America’s vice-president, who was in Mexico City on March 5th to meet the three main contenders in July’s presidential race. Mr Biden arrived under unprecedented pressure from regional presidents for the United States to give way on prohibition, which many in the region blame for generating appalling violence.

  19. The Vampire Treaty and the Irish Referendum

    Andy Storey
    06 မတ်လ 2012
    Article

    The Irish referendum on the new fiscal treaty is not about Ireland’s membership in the eurozone.  Rather, it is a vote for or against permanent austerity in Ireland.

  20. Thumbnail

    Spanish Village Leases Out City Land for Pot Farm

    Lucy Steigerwald
    06 မတ်လ 2012
    In the media

    Rasquera, a village of 900 near Barcelona, Spain, feeling the crunch of Euro-austerity measures and heavy debt, voted 4-3 on Wednesday to let a nearby cannabis association use a stretch of city land to grow marijuana for its 5000 members.

စာမျက်နှာများ